A personal place away from the hustle and bustle, to sit comfortably and just CREATE.
A Clean & Well Lighted Place’s motto is simple: to help you create by simply providing a place that isn’t just clean and well lighted, but comfortable and conducive as well for your creative juices to flow.
Conveniently located right at the heart of Metro Manila, on the 27th Floor of Jollibee Plaza along F. Ortigas Jr. Rd in Ortigas Center, this co-working space which has “industrial-rustic” vibe – mish mash between seriousness and comfort is not only near malls and commercial centers but a lot of modes of transportation are available as well, so you won’t have a hard time going back to and fro your home.
On their website, A Clean & Well Lighted Place indicated that their place has “enough light to keep you sharp and effective. There’s no music, but there’s a peaceful vibe inside that lets you relax and gather your thoughts. It’s clean and clear from distractions, allowing you to focus on the essentials.
They also encourage people who work their to sit anywhere they like, may it be near the windows where natural light comes in, on the couch where you can sit comfortably under a lamp, or at one of our long tables for enhanced collaboration and more space for your gear. Anywhere is fine – they will make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
We had the honor to interview the Manager of A Clean & Well Lighted Place — Mr. Alden Acosta and he enthusiastically answered all our questions. He is the Committee Manager and when asked what A Clean & Well Lighted Place is, he proudly answered that it is a premium co-working space in Ortigas Center that caters to startups, solo-preneurs and freelancers who need office-like environment. According to him, ACWP is for people who want to connect, network and design their lives the way they want.
A Clean & Well Lighted Place was inspired by a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
Although the business is already running for two years, there are still a few challenges that they are trying to combat and one of those is Education because not everyone knows about the co-working concept. “When we talk to people about co-working, we need to explain it for them to be educated that “co-working” is a new way of working in a place instead of renting an office. Another challenge is the mixture of different cultures,wherein they could co-exist.” Acosta exaplained.
Nowadays, a lot of co-working spaces are opening in the country, however, if you co-work at A Clean & Well Lighted Place, you would be glad to know that they own a submarine cable that directly connects to the internet which only means you won’t have to deal with ISP’s going down, ever! Not to mention, there is unlimited espresso for coffee lovers out there. If you are the type of freelancer that wants to broaden your network, then A Clean & Well Lighted Place is for you as they hold events such as The Clever Filipina’s Blogging for Money.
For people coming to A Clean & Well Lighted Place, they can say it is their second home but for the team that runs it, like Mr. Acosta, it is a playground and a way for them to meet people from all walks of life.
Opening new branches are still in the works, but right now, the goal of the management at A Clean & Well Lighted Place is to strengthen their Ortigas branch.
This July, they offer what they call a “seat sale”, where in the usual day pass is 400 from the usual 800. Also, the “Na Piso Kita, Piso Promo”, wherein if you co-work for 3 hours, the first hour would cost you 1 peso. Now that, is a Bargain!